Indiana's Unemployment Rate remains unchanged at 3.2 percent in April
Indiana’s unemployment rate stands at 3.2 percent for April and remains lower than the national rate of 3.9 percent. With the exception of one month when it was equal (October 2014), Indiana's unemployment rate now has been below the U.S. rate for more than four years. The monthly unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicator that reflects the number of unemployed people seeking employment within the prior four weeks as a percentage of the labor full report

Federal Disaster Unemployment Insurance Assistance Now Available to Eligible Individuals in Nine Indiana Counties
Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is available to eligible individuals as a result of a major disaster declared by the President on May 4, 2018. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development is accepting applications for DUA from individuals in Carroll, Clark, Elkhart, Floyd, Harrison, Jefferson, Lake, Marshall and St. Joseph counties whose employment or self-employment was lost or interrupted due to severe storms and flooding between February 14, 2018 and March 4, 2018... read more

DWD Honored for Use of Convenient High-Tech Web Service for Employers
The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) received national recognition for its state-of-the-art Unemployment Insurance (UI) program. Awards were presented at the National Association of State Workforce Agencies' (NASWA) 2018 Unemployment Insurance Integrity and UI State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) symposium in Houston... read more

DWD Announces $9.546 Million in Grant Funding for Innovation Networks

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development’s employer-driven Skill UP Indiana! program, now in its third year, has announced the recipients of $9.546 million in competitive grant funding that will be more

Hoosier Students Honored at JAG State Career Development Conference in Indianapolis
The Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) program, which helps high school students with barriers to success earn their diploma and learn valuable employability skills, recently hosted the 10th annual State Career Development Conference with more than 160 students competing in the state finals. Students from all over the state competed in 10 different categories that challenged their critical thinking skills, entrepreneurial savvy, public speaking and writing more

Gov. Holcomb to Keynote JAG Career Development Conference Awards
Gov. Eric J. Holcomb will join Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Commissioner Fred Payne at the 10th annual Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) Indiana Career Development Conference at Ivy Tech Community College Corporate College and Culinary Center on Friday, March 16, 2018. Gov. Holcomb will honor select JAG Indiana students recommended by a panel of judges from competitions held earlier that more

Indiana Among Founding States to Address Workforce Opportunities Through Launch of the Skillful State Network
Twenty governors have joined together to form the Skillful State Network, a collaboration to transform the U.S. labor market into one that is skills-based, in which people can demonstrate or obtain skills needed for good economy more